The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is a test of general French, recognised as an official proof of language proficiency by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency applications.
TCF assesses a person’s level of French for general purposes. It is intended for people who are not native French-speakers and who wish to assess and certify their skills in French in a simple, reliable and timely fashion, for any number of reasons.
All candidates receive a certificate of results that places them on the six-level scale (from A1 to C2) established by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It is therefore impossible to fail the TCF.
The certificate delivered after the test is valid for two years.
It is composed of:
- Three compulsory tests (total of 1h25)
- Reading comprehension
- Listening comprehension
- Language structures
- Optional test : Written expression (total of 1 hour)
What is the difference between TEF and TCF?
TCF Canada is for anyone who wishes to initiate the process for permanent economic immigration or Canadian citizenship through IRCC. TEF is for candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or Quebec, or Canadian citizenship applications.
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Written Comprehension (Compréhension écrite)
Oral Comprehension (Compréhension orale)
Written Expression (Expression Écrite)
Oral Expression (Expression Orale)
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TCF evalúa el nivel de francés de una persona para fines generales. Está dirigido a personas que no son hablantes nativos de francés y que desean evaluar y certificar sus habilidades en francés de una manera simple, confiable y oportuna, por cualquier número de razones.